These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Friday morning.
AGCO Corporation (NASDAQ: AGCO) Maintained Outperform as Bull of the Day at Zacks.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) Reiterated Buy and Raised target to $415 from $375 at Argus.
Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) has seen its targets raised at Citigroup, BofA/ML, and Goldman Sachs.
Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) Maintained Underperform as Bear of the Day at Zacks.
Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) Raised to Buy at Deutsche Bank.
Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ: DNDN) Started as Buy at ThinkEquity.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) Raised to Overweight at JPMorgan.
Flextronics International Ltd. (NASDAQ: FLEX) Cut to Hold at Argus.
InfoSpace Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) Raised to Buy at S&P Equity Research (late-Thursday call).
Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) Cut to Neutral at JPMorgan.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) Cut to Sector Perform at RBC.
Research In Motion Limited (NASDAQ: RIMM) Has been downgraded to Underperform at Jefferies and downgraded by at least two Canadian brokerages on its warning.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (NYSE: TSM) has seen targets raised by Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs.
Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) Reiterated Buy and raised target to $35 from $32 at Argus.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) Cut to Hold at Citigroup.
W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) Raised to Neutral at BofA/ML.
This is an update from yesterday but we highlighted a technical analysis call from Bank of America Merrill Lynch that was effectively assigning the possibility of $80.00 silver, which would be yet another huge boom for shares of iShares Silver Trust (NYSE: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSE: SIVR).
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